Illinois Wants Waiver to Improve Mental Health ServicesIt would give the state access to $2.7 billion in Medicaid funds to restructure how the program handles mentally ill patients.
Illinois Tries To Save Health Insurer From Financial FailureThe state of Illinois has tried an unusual maneuver to save a health insurer with 49,000 Illinois policyholders from possible financial failure by blocking it from paying a $31.8 million bill to the federal government.
Governor Signs Mid-Year Budget BoostGov. Jay Nixon on Friday approved the additional spending, of which more than $150 comes from the federal government.
Illinois Awaits Decision on Federal Flood AssistanceNineteen counties along the Mississippi River calculated $15 million in damages, but the federal threshold was $18.1 million
Illinois Roads Could Benefit from Potential $84.7M WindfallA spending bill approved by Congress in late 2015 contains a clause allowing unused transportation earmarks to be dispensed to states for related work.
St. Louis City Submits Plan for NGA SiteIn letter with briefing book, Slay says loss of agency would be "devastating blow."
Mizzou, Wash U Work on Human Trafficking Map of St. LouisWashington University psychiatry professor Rumi Price says resource providers and law enforcement are relying on instinct and experience to find victims because there isn't much hard data available.
Coming Up with the Cash to Pay for Sewer System UpgradesDo you want the MSD to borrow about a $1 billion, and your sewer rates rise to $61 dollars a month by 2020? Or do you want the district to pay cash as it goes, and your bill go up to $96 dollars a month by 2020?
Missouri and Illinois Exceed Predicted Totals for ObamacareMissouri and Illinois have both exceeded the predicted totals for enrollment in the expanded Medicaid coverage.
Dead Farmers, Retirees Receiving Millions from GovernmentU.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-East Moline) says, in introducing a bill, federal retirees have collected $600 million from 2006 to 2010 even though they were deceased, and more than $1 billion has gone through the farm program to farmers who have not been among the living for three years or more.
Missouri National Guard Providing Military Benefits to Same-Sex CouplesDespite Missouri's ban on gay marriage, the Missouri National Guard is providing military benefits to same-sex couples.
States Pushing Back Against New Set Of Uniform Educational BenchmarksSome states are pushing back against a set of uniform benchmarks for reading, writing and math that have been fully adopted in most states and are being widely put in place this school year.